Welcome to the Iowa Bonsai Association's website. IBA was founded in 1979 to promote appreciation and development of bonsai. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You may come and go as your time permits and work on trees or just socialize and observe. There will be a program at 11:30 monthly covering a wide range of topics. We meet at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.
Join us! Members will enjoy a helpful, supportive atmosphere no matter what your experience level, opportunity to participate in workshops, bonsai shows and collecting trips, access to the association's library of books and a monthly newsletter. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to get to know more about bonsai, please attend one of our meetings or contact us.
By richmond on March 9, 2018
It is February 25, 2018, and I am moving north-northwest deep into a ravine to visit some of my favorite trees. This is a regular activity. I visit them through the year. Through the years. […]MORE >>
By richmond on March 1, 2018
Todd Schlafer workshop, at the Magruder’s Bonsai Studio.MORE >>